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Taxi driver killed and two tourists injured on Samui

 

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More details have emerged after a taxi driver was killed and two tourists were severely injured on Koh Samui in Thailand's south. 

 

A Toyota Fortuner taxi hit the sidewalk on the Khao Laem Yai hill then collided with a coconut tree and a power pole, said police. 

 

It is not known if the driver fell asleep at the wheel or just lost control of his vehicle, they said. The taxi was probably headed for the port at Nathon.

 

Phongphot Madaeng, 47, died at the scene. 

 

The tourists - a man and a woman - were taken to hospital. 

 

The accident happened on July 19th, reported Sanook. 

 

Source: Sanook

 

 

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Sleeping sickness,affecting quite a few drivers here,getting more

popular than the brake and a car cut in front ,excuses.

regards worgeordie

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Just a result of the completely insane economy we live in ... forcefully pulled over a society that cannot handle it !!!

... and it will get worse - much worse

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Today alone we have 3 stories of drivers sleeping behind the wheel,2 involving fatalities and 1 a silly attempt at humour ....Pathetic

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Quote:-

"collided with a coconut tree"

Possibly needed to fill up with Shell petrol!

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On 8/7/2019 at 9:44 AM, webfact said:

A Toyota Fortuner taxi hit the sidewalk on the Khao Laem Yai hill

?? There isn't one!

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...And here we go AGAIN....constant daily occurrence here.   Samui is one of the worst for road fatalities...

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A Thai taxi driver and a Fortuner.  What a dangerous combination but very lucky that the tourists survived this time.

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